Monday, April 20, 2009

Carving Shed at the Jamestown S'Klallam



I went out to Blyn, about 30 minutes west of Port Townsend on the way to Sequim, to meet with Dale Faulstich. Dale has generously agreed to give the next presentation in our "Art and Craft of Working with Wood" lecture series. Dale will be giving his presentation at the School on the 21st of May at 6:30. The admission is free.

I feel privileged and awed to watch these carvers at work and to see this healing themed totem pole emerging from old first growth cedar.

The carving shed is at the Jamestom S'Klallam Tribal Center in Blyn - the carving shop is down behind the Art Gallery there on the North Side of Route 101. It's a full time job and the carvers are there business hours weekdays. They welcome guests to drop in and watch them at work.

We're thinking about hosting classes with carvers of Dale's calibre - feel free to drop us a note or post a comment if you'd like to know more or make suggestions.

(There are a few captions on the slideshow - but the images speak for themselves.)

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